Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Gladiolus in new house

              It is hard to look after sick family member, a small daughter, holding 8-5 job, being sick frequently and doing a landscape in my new house. I neglected the blog since it is the easiest, i simply do not have enough time and energy or willpower to keep blogging. So far the only things that i achieve are growing gladiolus, fruit trees and Japanese moss because they are easiest to grow even when neglected

             Gladiolus bulbs were sourced from Netherland, courtesy of my good friend Peter. This year he send me many mixed bulbs and a few packet of bulbs in spectrum of colour: Indian summer is red hue flowers; sunshine partner is blue (range from light to dark blue etc) and many other combination.
I buried the bulbs in early June, 2 months later i am blessed by their beautiful flowers.

first to bloom is yellow

followed by bright red

close up view

maroon colour

next is green

Night jasmine


I love fragrant flower, i always have a few varieties in my garden since i start gardening at the age of 7. Over the years i keep adding to my collection. This night jasmine has been residing in my garden for over 5 years. It is next to the tap and love the overflow water that soak the root whenever i turn on the tap, and it thanks me by giving out profusion of flower.  It has sweet fragrant which can be smell after dark between 8 to 9 pm. Its flowers are unique and look like crystal chandelier .This is a vigorous grower that needs to be pruned every 2 months and easily rooted from cuttings. I’m planning to grow and turn it into a hedge in my new house.